Catfish & The Bottlemen unveil new LP The Balance

Updated: Jan 28, 2019

Welsh rockers Catfish & The Bottlemen will release their much-anticipated third studio album 'The Balance' on April 26th.

Van McCann and co gave fans the first taste of the forthcoming record - the follow-up to 2016's critically-acclaimed 'The Ride' - with their arena-ready comeback single 'Longshot', which made it in at number 25 in the Official UK Chart.

The album will be followed by a 12-date tour, kicking off in Galway, the Republic of Ireland, two days after the album is released on April 28.

The band will also play Coventry, Cardiff, Sheffield, Manchester and Brighton in the UK.

The band have kept tight-lipped about the recording of their new material.

The band have kept tight-lipped about the recording of their new material.

Van (vocals, guitars), Johnny Bond (guitars), Robert ‘Bob’ Hall (drums) and Benji Blakeway (bass) teamed up with renowned producer Jacknife Lee for the new album, which was completed within 12 months out of the way in Grouse Lodge, in Moate, Republic of Ireland, and The Chapel in the countryside of East Lincolnshire, and saw the four-piece live together in rural isolation to complete the record.

Van said: “We were staying there the whole time, so we were waking up around each other and working until we needed to go to bed. Jacknife was always up. He was the first up and the last awake.

"It’s good when you’re completely engulfed in recording in a place like that, living together, because every day and all day it was about the songs. We had fun too; they were the funniest album sessions we’ve done.”

The album - available to pre-order here - also features live favourite 'Fluctuate', which has gone down a treat with fans at their shows.

Watch the music video for 'Longshot' directed by Jim Canty:

The full track-listing for 'The Balance' is as follows:

1. 'Longshot' 2. 'Fluctuate' 3. '2all' 4. 'Conversation' 5. 'Sidetrack' 6. 'Encore' 7. 'Basically' 8. 'Intermission' 9. 'Mission' 10. 'Coincide' 11. 'Overlap'